Programs

Monday Night Program:  Author & Historian

Suzanne Bilek, Author

Monday October 15, 2018 , 7 PM.

Suzanne Bilek is an author, lecturer and art historian. She has held the positions of artist’s agent, marketing manager and craftswoman. Ms. Bilek conducts extensive research on the art history of urban Detroit, especially as it relates to painting.

Her lectures on local culture and aesthetics cover a wide range of topics, from Detroit’s first art collectors, when the city was still part of New France, to the impact of public art on civic pride in the twenty-first century.

Ms. Bilek, who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, studying the people and history of Canada and Central America. She is an art collector and a curatorial assistant at the Detroit Historical Museum. She and her husband are both native of Detroit.

Open and Free to the Public
Ann Arbor Women Artists Hdqrs
4844 Jackson Road
Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

This speaker was originally scheduled for Feb 2019, but our October speaker,
Joe Mazzola, had to cancel.

Members! Please join us at 6pm for the New AAWA Website
Presentation happening prior to our evening speaker.

 

Monday Night Program:  Impressionism

Joseph Gyurcsak

Monday, March 19 2018 @ 7 pm

Joseph Gyurcsak will provide a lecture on impressionism. He will reveal the artists, subjects and methods that brought impressionism to the world.

He is the Resident Artist / Brand Manager for Blick / Utrecht Art Supplies. He is author of painting articles, instructor, juror and art materials expert. Joseph also travels extensively conducting lectures, painting demonstrations and workshops at major art institutions throughout the United States.

He paints a broad range of subject matter including interiors, still life, figure and landscape painting. He has a keen sense for capturing the essence of his subject matter with a bold and candid approach. He exhibits in galleries across the country his award winning paintings continue to pique the interest of collectors nationwide.

“My paintings express a sense of light, atmosphere and mood; they transcend the techniques that were employed to create them and breathe the very light and atmosphere they were painted in. I like to capture the fleeting moments of life; the sublime manifestations of light and color, their aesthetic influences on the subject.”

Open and Free to the Public
Ann Arbor Women Artists Hdqrs
4844 Jackson Road
Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

 

 

Monday Night Program:  Art and Life

Lillie Park by Debra Golden

Monday, February 19 @ 7 pm

Debra Jean Golden, M.F.A., will speak on her influences, the large role teaching plays in her art and life, and what it’s like to juggle many art roles. She works in themes and and will show some of her watercolors, acrylics, book illustrations, murals, and even some theater posters and set paintings.

She identifies as an artist at large and describes her life work as “art and the meaning of life.”  She is an instructor at Washtenaw Community College in the Community Enrichment program teaching primarily watercolor and acrylic painting classes.  Debra Jean is also on staff at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor using her skills in education and the arts to infuse deeper levels of meaning to curriculum.  Her work can be found in many public and private collections in five countries including the University of Michigan and the Ypsilanti District Libraries She also works as a scenic artist for local theater groups.

Open and Free to the Public
Ann Arbor Women Artists Hdqrs
4844 Jackson Road
Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Reminder to AAWA members:  Prior to this Monday Program @ 6:15 pm there will be a meeting which includes the vote for the new bylaws.

 

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